Directed By Desire

Author: June Jordan
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
ISBN: 1619320800
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“Directed by Desire . . . is a powerful addition to the entire canon of American poetry.”—Booklist Now in paperback, Directed by Desire is the definitive overview of June Jordan’s -poetry. Collecting the finest work from Jordan’s ten volumes, as well as dozens of “last poems” that were never published in Jordan’s lifetime, these more than six hundred pages overflow with intimate lyricism, elegance, fury, meditative solos, and dazzling vernacular riffs. As Adrienne Rich writes in her introduction, June Jordan “wanted her readers, listeners, students, to feel their own latent power—of the word, the deed, of their own beauty and intrinsic value.” From “These Poems”: These poems they are things that I do in the dark reaching for you whoever you are and are you ready? The cloth edition of Directed by Desire was selected as a Library Journal Poetry Book of the Year and received the Lambda Book Award for Lesbian Poetry. June Jordan taught at UC Berkeley for many years and founded Poetry for the People. Her twenty-eight books include poetry, essays, fiction, and children’s books. She was a regular columnist for The Progressive and a prolific writer whose articles appeared in The Village Voice, The New York Times, Ms. Magazine, and The Nation. After her death in 2002, a school in the San Francisco School District was renamed in her honor.

Air Jordan Collection Manual

Author: Troy Davinci
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312765666
Size: 16.44 MB
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Are you a Sneakerhead? or just getting started in the shoe game? Then this is a book for you. Over 400 pages of full illustrations of every Jordan. This guide is the sneakerhead bible about the history of the Air Jordan sneakers. Everything you wanted to know about every Jordan is now at your fingertips.

Life As Activism

Author: June Jordan
Publisher: Litwin Books Llc
ISBN: 9781936117901
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"A complete collection of June Jordan's columns for The Progressive, published between 1989 and 2001"--

Some Of Us Did Not Die

Author: June Jordan
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786751169
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"She remains a thinker and activist who 'insists upon complexity.' "Reamy Jansen, San Francisco Chronicle*Some of Us Did Not Die brings together a rich sampling of the late poet June Jordan's prose writings. The essays in this collection, which include her last writings and span the length of her extraordinary career, reveal Jordan as an incisive analyst of the personal and public costs of remaining committed to the ideal and practice of democracy. Willing to venture into the most painful contradictions of American culture and politics, Jordan comes back with lyrical honesty, wit, and wide-ranging intelligence in these accounts of her reckoning with life as a teacher, poet, activist, and citizen.

The Jordan Automobile

Author: James H. Lackey
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476609217
Size: 62.33 MB
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"A labor of love...a stunning reference source...extensive."--Cars & Parts "One of the finest, most carefully researched single-made ‘autobiographies’ I’ve ever seen."--SAH Journal "Superb in-depth study...outstanding...heartily recommended."--Antique Automobile "Well-deserved praise."--Speedreaders "Extensively illustrated."--Hemmings Classic Car "Accurate...a labor of love."--Horseless Carriage Gazette "James Lackey has done his homework...highly recommended."—Classic Car Club of America Bulletin Winner, Thomas McKean Memorial Cup—Antique Automobile Club of America The subject of one of the great advertising campaigns of the early 20th century, the "Somewhere West of Laramie" ads, Jordan is a well-remembered marque despite its brief duration. Edward Stanlaw "Ned" Jordan was born November 21, 1882, in Merrill, Wisconsin, and worked as a journalist before finding work in the automobile industry. A pioneer of automobile advertising and sales who got his start with Thomas B. Jeffery and Company in 1907, he founded the Jordan Motor Car Company with fellow Jeffery employees Russell S. Begg as experimental engineer and Paul Zens as purchasing agent in 1916. This book is both a biography of Ned Jordan and a history of his company and its vehicles from its beginning in 1916 to its end on April 1, 1932, when non-payment of franchise taxes forced its dissolution. Jordan's first models were four- and seven-passenger custom-type touring cars, but it would become famous for the Sport Marine, the Playboy, the Little Tomboy, and the Little Custom Jordan. Spectacularly illustrated.

Invisible Man Got The Whole World Watching

Author: Mychal Denzel Smith
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 1568585292
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New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean. In Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, Mychal Denzel Smith chronicles his own personal and political education during these tumultuous years, describing his efforts to come into his own in a world that denied his humanity. Smith unapologetically upends reigning assumptions about black masculinity, rewriting the script for black manhood so that depression and anxiety aren't considered taboo, and feminism and LGBTQ rights become part of the fight. The questions Smith asks in this book are urgent--for him, for the martyrs and the tokens, and for the Trayvons that could have been and are still waiting.

Creating Augustine

Author: Eric Leland Saak
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199646384
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A major reinterpretation of Augustine's reception and influence in the later Middle Ages. The book proposes that the political and religious context of the early fourteenth century led members of the Order of Hermits of St. Augustine to create a new image of Augustine, with whom they identified as their founding father.

An Annotated Catalogue Of The Edward C Atwater Collection Of American Popular Medicine And Health Reform A L

Author: Christopher Hoolihan
Publisher: University Rochester Press
ISBN: 9781580460989
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This is a catalogue of the Edward C. Atwater Collection of rare books dealing with "popular medicine" in early America which is housed at the University of Rochester Medical School library. The books described in the catalogue were written by physicians and other professionals to provide information for the non-medical audience. The books taught human anatomy, hygiene, temperance and diet, how to maintain health, and how to cope with illness especially when no professional help was available. The books promoted a healthy lifestyle for the readers, giving guidance on everything from physical fitness and recreation to the special health needs of women. The collection consists of works dealing with reproduction (from birth control to delivering and caring for a baby), venereal disease, home-nursing, epidemics, and the need for public sex education. These books, covering areas largely ignored by the medical profession, made important contributions to the health of the American public, and the collection is a vital piece of medical history. The collector is Edward C. Atwater, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and the History of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical School. Christopher Hoolihan is History of Medicine Librarian at the University of Rochester Medical School's Edward G. Miner LIbrary.

The Education Of Alice M Jordan

Author: Gale Eaton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442236485
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A long overdue biography of Alice M. Jordan (1870-1960), head of youth services at the Boston Public Library from 1902 to 1940 and one of the pioneers of children’s librarianship. Between the Age of Sail and the Space Age, a sea captain’s daughter gained fame as a book critic while practicing institutional politics behind the scenes.

Civil Wars

Author: June Jordan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684814048
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Essays, letters, and speeches consider Black feminism, education, and the nature of poetry, as well as the problems of ghetto school systems, police violence, and radical riots